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Training Courses Course Division Level Location RFD210308 03/08/21 - 03/12/21 Marine Refresher Survitec - Survitec Dunmurry. Training Description. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) Training for Experienced Clinicians is a comprehensive course designed for those who have attended the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive™ or Foundational training who are interested in the application of DBT with children. Evaluation of behavioural skills training for teaching abduction-prevention skills to young children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 67-78. Miles, N.I., & Wilder, D.A. The effects of behavioral skills training on caregiver implementation of guided compliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42(2), 405-410. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The purpose of the SBM Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders is to help early-career members from diverse backgrounds or those who are working with those from underrepresented populations develop into effective, thoughtful leaders by fostering leadership skills and a deep understanding of the principles of diversity and inclusion.

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Clinician Training in CBT-Based Treatment
of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors on DVD

For Licensed Mental & Behavioral Health Practitioners
The Virtual Professional Training Institute (VPTI) is a virtual training program based on TLC's live, in-person PTI. Instructors Charles Mansueto, Ph.D., Fred Penzel, Ph.D., and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, M.Ed. have designed this program to provide healthcare professionals with practical training in current cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches for trichotillomania, skin picking, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Thirteen (13) CE credits are offered for licensed mental health practitioners who complete the training and pass the post-test.
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  • Current, clinically-relevant information about these problems and empirically supported treatments to address them.
  • Supervision from TLC's trained faculty.
  • The opportunity to build your practice by joining TLC's online referral directory.
  • The opportunity to change the lives of patients who have suffered in isolation with the shame and stigma of an under-treated, misunderstood, and stigmatized disorder.

The cost is $49.00 for DVDs, plus an additional fee for Continuing Education Units. Each Training Set includes 3 DVDs of instruction and 1 CD with supplemental reading materials. TLC will promote trainees who complete the program AND successfully pass a follow-up test as graduates of the Virtual Professional Training Institute on their referral list.*
*Trainees must also be a Professional Member to be on the referral list.

Target Audience and Instruction Level

Participants should be mental and behavioral health professionals licensed to practice independently in their state. Didactic instruction, case consultation, and experiential learning will be utilized to achieve training goals. Content is intended for intermediate to advanced practitioners.

DVD Chapters and Learning Objectives
  1. Documentary 'Bad Hair Life'
    Objectives: Describe the interpersonal impact of BFRBs, list secondary psychological issues with BFRBs.
  2. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Comorbidity
    Objectives: List diagnosis criteria of TTM and other BFRBs, discuss different assessment instruments used in the treatment of BFRBs, explain common conditions co-morbid to BFRBs.
  3. Etiology/Conceptual Models and Research
    Objectives: Describe the most common psychological models used to explain BFRBs, discuss the evolution of TTM and other BFRB treatment as derived from different treatment models, recite important research studies that influenced the conceptual model of treatment for BFRBs.
  4. Introduction to Behavior Therapy—Overview of Habit Reversal
    Objectives: Apply the fundamentals of Behavior Therapy, describe the components of Habit Reversal Training, assess other behavioral treatment approaches.
  5. Clinical Presentation and Phenomenology
    Objectives: Assess the clinical presentation of TTM and other BFRBs, predict the idiosyncratic nature of BFRBs, demonstrate awareness of the personal toll of BFRBs on sufferers.
  6. Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB)
    Objectives: List the 5 modalities of the ComB Model, describe the phases of treatment in the ComB Model, analyze the strengths and limitations of ComB Model.
  7. Case Presentation I
    Objectives: Explain the intake process of treatment for TTM, plan pacing and focus in the initial phase of treatment, select important initial questions during the intake process.
  8. Assessment, Treatment Implementation, Clinical Decision Making and Problem Solving
    Objectives: List 3 problems commonly faced during treatment, analyze co-existing problems that affect treatment (school, marriage problems, expectations, etc.), assess impediments to treatment.
  9. Case Presentation II
    Objectives: Plan 3 strategies used for the sensory modality in the treatment of BFRBs, describe the role of monitoring during treatment.
  10. Treatment Augmentation Including Medication
    Objectives: Compare medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of BFRBs, analyze some non-pharmacological augmentation interventions used for the treatment of TTM or BFRBs, recite empirical support for augmentation procedures.
  11. Case Presentation III
    Objectives: Assess major elements in termination of BFRB treatment, explain means for assessing areas of progress in BFRB treatment, identify relapse prevention techniques.
  12. Treatment of Children and Adolescents
    Objectives: Describe different therapeutic issues at the different developmental stages of young patients, assess parental involvement in treatment at these stages, discuss co-morbid conditions of the different developmental stages.
  13. Termination, Relapse Prevention, Business Issues
    Objectives: Describe termination issues unique to BFRB clients when working on BFRBs, design relapse prevention techniques to use throughout the treatment process, utilize business resources for developing a practice specializing in the treatment of BFRBs.
Supplemental Reading List

Included as PDF on CD. Required reading for full credit.

  1. Mansueto, C. S. Trichotillomania Focus. OCD Newsletter, Issue 11, 10-1.1Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.
  2. Mansueto, C. S., Stemberger, R. M. T., Thomas, A. M., Golomb, R. G. (1997) Trichotillomania: A Comprehensive Behavioral Model. Clinical Psychology Review, 17, 567-577.
  3. Mansueto, C.S., Stemberger, R.M.T., Thomas, A.M., Golomb, R.G. (1999) A Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment of Trichotillomania. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 6, 23-46.
  4. Stemberger, R.M.T., Thomas, A.M., Mansueto, C.S., Carter, J.G. (2000) Personal Toll of Trichotillomania: Behavioral and Interpersonal Sequelae. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Vol. 14, No. 1, 97-104
  5. Stemberger, R.M.T., Stein, D. J., Mansueto, C. S.(2003) Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment of Trichotillomania. Brief Treatment and Crisis Prevention, 3, 339-352.
  6. Penzel, F. (1996) You, Your Child, and Your Child's Pulling. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 15, 1996.
  7. Penzel, F. (2002) A Stimulus Regulation Model for Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 33.
  8. Penzel, F. (2006) What Cognitive Therapy Can do for TTM. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 45.
  9. Golomb, R. G., Mansueto, C. S. (1994) Trichotillomania in Children. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 8.
  10. Golomb, R. G. (2005) Toddler and Preschool Hair Pulling. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 41.
  11. Grant, J. (2007) Medications for Trichotillomania & Skin Picking. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 47.
  12. Grant, J. (2009) N-Acetylcysteine for Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, and Nail Biting. Trichotillomania Learning Center. InTouch 55.
  13. Woods, D.W., Flessner, C.A., Franklin, M.E., Keuthen, N.J., Goodwin, R., Stein, D.J. Walther, M., & Trichotillomania Scientific Advisory Board (2006) The Trichotillomania Impact Project (TIP): Exploring phenomenology, functional impairment, and treatment utilization. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67, 1877-1888.

Charles S. Mansueto, PhD (PTI Director), is founder and director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he has been involved in the study and treatment of hundreds of BFRB sufferers. He is a founding member and current member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington. He is past professor of psychology at Bowie State University, Maryland, and is on the clinical faculty of the American School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University, Virginia. He chaired the first national symposium on trichotillomania in 1990 and continues to investigate, publish, and speak about the disorder.
Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, MEd, LCPC is a senior clinician, supervisor, and co-director of the doctoral training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars and participated as an expert in panel discussions covering many topics, including Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, and managing anxiety disorders in the classroom. In addition to publishing articles in professional journals and newsletters, Ms. Golomb is an author of The Hair Pulling 'Habit' and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle, a book describing the comprehensive treatment of trichotillomania in children, and Stay Out of My Hair, a book aimed at helping parents of children with trichotillomania. Ms. Golomb is a member of the Scienctific Advisory Board of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Fred Penzel, PhD, Executive Director of the Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, New York, has been involved in the treatment of trichotillomania and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for over 18 years. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of both The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and is a founding member of both. Dr. Penzel is a prolific writer on the subjects of trichotillomania and OCD, and is the author of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well and The Hair Pulling Problem: A Complete Guide to Trichotillomania.

Continuing Education Information Course Completion Process
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All who purchase the VPTI will receive a test booklet and link to take the test online. The test must be completed by all participants who would like:

  • The designation 'Graduate of TLC's Virtual Training Institute Graduate' added to their referral listing. If you do not require CE credits, you will return the paper test to TLC.


Would like Continuing Education Credits (CEs). Thirteen (13) credits are offered for an additional fee of $40.00, payable to the CE sponsor.

A minimum percentage of 80% is required for either designation.

Continuing Education Approvals
Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are being offered through R. Cassidy Seminars. Participants who satisfactorily complete the training will earn 13 CE credits.
Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, submitted signed verification statement, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 13 CE hours.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-005. 13 clock hours.

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Social Workers

  • CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
  • NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 13 contact hours self study.
  • OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 13 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

  • CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
  • Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
  • Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 13 hours.
  • NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 13 contact hours.
  • NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 13 contact hours.
  • OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for thirteen (13) clock hours, #RCST110701
  • TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151. 13 credit hours.

Creative Art Therapists

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. 13 contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors

This course has been approved by R. Cassidy Seminars, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #96924, R. Cassidy Seminars is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

  • CA: Provider approved by CCAPP; CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for 13 CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member who has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
  • TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 13 hours general. Expires 3/31/2019. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Disability Access- If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board's approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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Grievance Policy
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance or expects action on the complaint; the following actions will be taken.
1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. TLC staff will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
2. If the grievance concerns a workshop or home study offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, TLC staff will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, TLC may do one of the following:
a. Attempt to provide the participant with another workshop or home study or
b. Provide a credit for a subsequent year's workshop or
c. Provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.
3. If the grievance concerns our CE program, in a specific regard, the Continuing Education Administration Director will attempt to arbitrate.